Whittier Woods, Monmouth

The two connected loops that circle the woods around the public boat launch are wonderful places to explore. Some of the forest is old growth, creating cool, dim forests. There are a few creeks. For the most part, they paths are easy to walk, other than a root or rock here and there. There are bog bridges over the swampy bits. You can also check out Cobbosseeconte Lake.

A couple of trails intersecting the main walking paths connect to the nearby Camp Cobbossee. The town trails are well marked and easy to follow, though.

Directions: From Route 135, turn right on to Launch Drive. You can park in one of two places off Boat Launch Drive in East Monmouth, either at the boat launch or a bit earlier on the access road, where there is a small lot to the right. The walking trails leading into the woods are well marked.